SPARTANBURG, SC, Jan. 27, 2012 -- Kusters Zima Corporation has acquired Hi-Tech Environmental Inc., a leading producer of water and wastewater equipment. The acquisition is expected to further strengthen Kusters Zima's business in key growth markets of municipal and industrial wastewater.
Equipment and service will continue under the Hi-Tech brand. Sales efforts will be handled by representatives of both Hi-Tech and Kusters Zima's Waste Tech division, with equipment manufactured at the Kusters Zima facility in Spartanburg SC.
"We are pleased to announce our acquisition of Hi-Tech Environmental," stated Ken Kruse, President & CEO of Kusters Zima. "Hi-Tech's offerings perfectly align with our Waste Tech product line and our strategic mission to offer total treatment solutions to the wastewater industry. The acquisition will have an immediate and significant impact on our sales expansion efforts. The Hi-Tech team is well regarded in the industry and will be providing us with multiple ready-made relationships; we are excited to ramp up our production to meet the numerous opportunities Hi-Tech has presented."
"Kusters Zima is an innovative company with a strong reputation for outstanding manufacturing across a bevy of industries, their Waste Tech headworks technologies are among the best in the industry and compliment the Hi-Tech products perfectly," stated Jim Weidler, President of Hi- Tech Environmental Inc. "We are very optimistic about the potential for growth within the wastewater market; we expect to expand further into the market rapidly."